03.01.23 | Shop Talk dispenses 10 pieces of well-worn life advice based on an NPR story. Caught My Eye covers the canals of Venice that seem to be drying up and a Tiffany/Nike sneaker collaboration. Pete Rozelle is our Business Birthday this week. Rozelle was the youngest commissioner in NFL history when appointed in 1960 and he totally revamped the game of football giving us the Super Bowl and Monday Night Football.
02.28.23 | Heinz Ketchup is looking for Elvis Francois who survived 24 days at sea with a bottle of ketchup, garlic powder, and stock cubes. Heinz would like to give Francois a boat! Then, we find out what happens to clothing made for championship teams that do not win the final game or championship. The NFL made clothing for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, but while the Chiefs clothing will stay here, the Eagles clothing will head overseas thanks to non-profit group, Good360. Finally, a smart Girl Scout sells out her supply of cookies at WeHo LGBTQ bars.
02.22.23 | Shop Talk covers the latest business trend labeled Resenteeism. Essentially it is staying in a place or job where you do not want to be. Caught My Eye reveals that penises are getting bigger fast. Also, a woodpecker hides 700 lbs. of nuts in a home. Robert Wadlow is our Business Birthday this week. Wadlow was the world’s tallest human when he died and worked in PR and Advertising for several shoe and clothing brands.
02.21.23 | The Proud Boys continue their anti-LGBTQ campaign of hate. The sad part now is that they are arming themselves at events geared toward children. Then, McDonald’s included a same-sex couple in their Super Bowl ad and few people seemed to notice. Finally, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was robbed of its catalytic converter during a stay in Las Vegas. Thieves are looking for the platinum in the part which sells for about $1000 an ounce.
02.15.23 | Shop Talk covers some of the highs and lows of this year’s Super Bowl advertising. Caught My Eye enlightens us about pearl jewelry for men and lube by the barrel. Bruce Gordon is our Business Birthday this week. Gordon was a former executive at Verizon and headed the NAACP for two years. Happy 77th Bruce Gordon.
02.14.23 | A female gibbon caged alone in a zoo in Japan gets pregnant. Then, Atlantis Cruise Events releases a new social media policy to cut down on people posting adult content from the ship. Finally, MedMen, once the darling of cannabis with a value of $1.7 billion, is now trading at less than 4 cents a share from a high of $8. Over supply, illegal sales, and high taxes have hurt the industry overall.
02.08.23 | Shop Talk reveals several corporate names that people have been mispronouncing. Listen in and see if you find one you have been saying wrong. Caught My Eye discloses whether Australia is going to put King Charles on their currency. Also, how often should you wash your jeans? John also shares an auction update on the low mileage, like new, 1979 Pontiac Trans Am found in a Michigan garage. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American female doctor in the USA, is our Business Birthday.
02.07.23 | Florida’s Desantis continues his assault on LGBTQ people and according to a recent Williams Institue study. 56 percent of LGBTQ parents surveyed said they were considering leaving Florida over concerns about how the new law may impact their children and family. Another 17 percent said they had already taken steps to do so. Also, Amazon is sunsetting its Amazon Smile charity program this month and we look at the dietary habits of Elvis.
02.01.23 | Shop Talk reveals the one skill that you should employ if you want to be a great leader. Caught My Eye answers the question as to what happens to decommissioned ships and looks at software that tracks your work efficiency. The creator of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano, is our Business Birthday.
01.31.23 | Consumers have filed a lawsuit against the makers of Fireball Whiskey. Allegedly, the little bottles of Fireball whiskey do not contain whiskey, but a malt beverage with whiskey flavoring. Then, Sheetz Convenience Marts are coming under scrutiny for their “smile policy” that forbids placing people with broken, missing, or discolored teeth from working on the front-line greeting customers. Finally, Oklahoma is the latest state to go after drag queens for performing in public venues. The proposed bill would fine a performer up to $20,000- and two-years jail time.